Jamila Ford


Jamila Ford has become a fixture on the music scene, providing backing vocals in the studio and/or onstage for artists such as: Spiritualized, Bonnie Pointer, Barry Goldberg's Soul Riot, Fat Danny & the Hard Tymz, Lee Newman, Abraham Cloud, Nektare, Shari Puorto & the Rhythm Addicts, Artist Robinson, Larry Klein, Andrew Hyra, Alicia Grant, Joe Hajek, Josh Rich, and Jennifer Quiroz. Ford's rich, dynamic vocals and understanding of different genres season every musical combination in which she's placed.

Classically trained and experienced on the stage and studio, Jamila is equally proficient in any style of pop, jazz, and musical theater. A graduate of UC Riverside, she earned a BA in music, with an emphasis in vocal performance. As a student, she performed with the University of California, Riverside's Choral Society, Chamber Singers, and a small jazz ensemble. She was also the sole singer for the UC Riverside's Jazz Big Band during her four-year tenure at the school. In addition, she sang regularly with a vocal jazz chorus.

Jamila's smooth, warm mezzo-soprano is equally comfortable singing a distinctive lead or blending seamlessly into the background. Jamila is professional, easy to work with and takes direction well. She can handle either sight reading, or she can quickly learn by ear and create vocal arrangements on the spot. She can also record vocals remotely, as well as in-house for studios.

For booking information, e-mail sessions@ jamilaford.com.

Preview Tracks:

Click any song title to hear samples from albums that feature Jamila singing background vocals.

Bonnie Pointer - I Believe
Joe Hajek - Only Thing He Knows
Barry Goldberg's Soul Riot - Middle of the Night
Barry Goldberg's Soul Riot - Higher
Jamila Ford